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“Best way to visit the Recoleta”

Buena Onda Free Tour
Ranked #62 of 277 Tours in Buenos Aires
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: FREE WALKING TOURS! English - Espanol - Francais - Portugues. During our 2-hour walk we show you the highlights of RECOLETA, a residential district with a huge historical and architectural background, and also the Recoleta Cemetery, the 3rd most important cemetery in the world due to its architectural and sculptural heritage. Visit our website, check our schedule and let us know the date you will join us. Find us in red T-shirts or badges that say "Buena onda Free Tour".
Chicago, Il. USA
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best way to visit the Recoleta”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I was in BA about 10 yrs ago, so this was my 2nd visit and tour of the cemetery and the Recoleta neighborhood. Gabreil, whose English was excellent, was so informative that it was as if I had never been there before, because he knew so much about the area, and did it all in a open and friendly manner.
Highlight of my visit to BA.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend this tour”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Caroline is owner and an enthusiastic well informed tour guide. It was a walking tour that covered many of the highlights of the Recoleta neighborhood. She was able to get us into the cemetery when it was closed to others. There were five of us on tour and the only ones in the cemetery. She even helped us to learn which taxis to take............There is no fee, Caroline works for tips.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Highly recommended Recoleta tour!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We took this tour a few days ago and were very much impressed by Carolina's in depth knowledge of everything we were seeing. The tour covers Iglesia Pilar, Recoleta's cemetery, and many of the mansions on Alvear avenue. The highlight being the cemetery and Carolina's ability to bring an understanding of symbols, interesting stories of particular crypts and add historical context to everything being seen. I've done other free tours (even in BsAs) and the knowledge of this guide was really tremendous and extended well beyond basic history and curious facts. Well done!

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Awesome tour”
Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Gabriel and Carolina were outstanding tour guides, giving us a delightful overview of Argentina and Buenos Aires. Their English was fantastic and their tour of the cementerio de recoleta and av alvear was the prefect length. This tour is a must for any English-speaking tourist to the city. They are more than willing to answer your questions and give you advice about activities in the city. Make sure you tip them well; they more than earn it!

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Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Tour!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Highly recommended! This was a great tour! Very informative. The guide's English was very good. He was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. The tour was scheduled for two hours, and ended up lasting about 25 minutes over. The highlight was an extensive tour of Recoleta Cemetary. At the end, the guide gave us a guide to restaurants and places to go, as well as a language guide. Two thumbs up!

Visited September 2012
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